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  • LIFT OFF!

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    40 years ago today, three men sitting on top of a controlled bomb flipped off the rest of us on Earth and said “So long suckers. We’re going to THE MOON!” While we’re feeling all smug about our internet and connectivity, we should also remember that it’s been 40 years since the greatest 20th Century adventure and while we may be blogging from phones, we’re not doing it From THE MOON like we should have been.

    But to connect the two, you can follow Apollo+40 and see the moon mission as it would have been tweeted. We won’t actually reach the moon until Monday, when my parents will go bring little two year old me into the den to watch a blurry transmission of Neil Armstrong climbing down from the Lander while Walter Cronkite says things.

    And one day a mountain will be blasted and carved with the faces of Three Armstrongs, Louis, Neal and Lance, and we will call that Mt. Armstrong…

    Comments

    Comment from kjchen
    Time: July 17, 2009, 4:05 am

    You should also check out http://www.wechoosethemoon.com, which is a slick Flash application that simulates the Apollo 11 mission in real-time. Obviously, it started yesterday, but there are still several stages left to execute over the course of the next few days.

    I will celebrate July 20 by reading T-Minus.